Insects crawling, hurrying scurrying,
This way that way, carrying food.
Big ones, little ones, funny shaped black ones
Withering, dithering, finding mates.
Ants and beetles, flies and mosquitoes
Flying things with big fat wings,
Busy, busy, always busy,
Getting on with nature’s way.
Eating, feeding, sometimes misleading,
Insects can be annoying things.
Exploring toes, and legs and dresses
Tickling, itching here and there,
Giving me moments of interest and mystery,
Wondering about their history
Back I go to watch some more,
Insect habitats on the floor.